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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Mar 7, 2010 7:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I smell a matrix. TJI - MOTB release of a killer China>Rider

the phrase is "could NOT care less." sorry to call that out. it's just a huge pet peeve. please carry on sir.

i like a good matrix. i don't really see the harm. it's just one more option. it's not as if the soundboard disappears.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 7, 2010 7:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I smell a matrix. TJI - MOTB release of a killer China>Rider

Strictly speaking, once true...good catch. But, I plead idiom (as in common usage, idiomatic; but, you are still right to hold the old guard). As per:

"...Another theory, advanced by linguistics specialist Henry Churchyard, suggested the statement “You know nothing and you care less” used in Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park is the origin of the term. If this were the case, the “know nothing” would be comparative to caring less than the little you know. The current version of the phrase would then represent idiom by omission."

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Mar 7, 2010 9:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I smell a matrix. TJI - MOTB release of a killer China>Rider

Professor: What's the difference between ignorance and apathy?

Pupil: I don't know and I don't care.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 7, 2010 9:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I smell a matrix. TJI - MOTB release of a killer China>Rider

Excellent! I for one am always going on about "comprise" (means, "to include", as in the "Form comprises some of the best DEAD...") whereas over the past 35 yrs, since Strunk and White said NEVER use it as "compose" it is NOW listed in diction's as equivalent (ie, "comprise" now equals "compose"...arghhh!!!).